WestJet announced that it tentatively reached an agreement with the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) representing its 510 WestJet Encore pilots.
The tentative agreement will be presented to the ALPA membership group for ratification.
“We thank ALPA and the ALPA Master Executive Council for their strong commitment to working with us to come to an agreement that truly represents the interests of their membership and our business as a whole,” said John Aaron, vice president, flight operations and general manager, WestJet Encore. “We look forward to the ratification of the agreement to the benefit of our guests, employees and shareholders.”
“We are pleased we could reach an agreement and look forward to having our pilots vote on our first collectively bargained agreement,” said Captain Ryan Petrie, WestJet Encore MEC Chairman.
“We would like to thank all those involved who have given their time and energy to allow us to reach this milestone,” said Captain Ryan Leier, WestJet Encore MEC vice chairman.
Together with WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
SOURCE WestJet, an Alberta Partnership